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7 Office Offenders (And How To Regulate)

Nealeigh Mitchell l ManagerLink

“Why can’t we all just get along?”

One of the biggest causes of office stress is the inability of coworkers to cope with each other’s quirks. An employee’s relationship with his/her boss and colleagues is a major factor in determining his/her productivity. Unfortunately, the unpredictable mix of personalities, communication styles, and work habits can lead to dysfunction.

Face it. People are difficult and work is stressful. No office is a well-oiled machine. But you don’t have to choose the lesser of two evils. The first step toward office harmony is knowing a few bad apples can spoil the whole barrel. Identify the offender(s) and take steps to mitigate his/her influence.

Here are some of the most common management monsters. Smoke them out and take back control of your office!

The Phenom


The Workaholic


The Veteran


The Yes Man


The Judas


The Newbie


The Loner


Kumbaya?